Last Wednesday we met with Dr. Gradishar at Northwestern. Long story short, there isn’t anything he can do for me right now with certainty. There are two clinical trials going on right now and there just isn’t enough evidence that they would do much to help me. If he gave me the drug in the … Continue reading Chicago
Today is September 14, 2016. This is the last scheduled date of my chemotherapy treatments. I have such mixed emotions. I am so glad that this part of my journey is almost over, yet at the same time I’m dreading it. It takes a lot of energy in your head to get up and go … Continue reading Plans vs. Trust
At the end of July I came down with a cold. On Sunday, July 31, our hospital and a local funeral home held a Memorial Service, as part of their program, In God’s Arms, for all the babies who died this past spring. That wasn’t easy. It’s so hard to process this in the middle … Continue reading Eight Minutes
Hello, hello! I’m alive. Barely feels like it some days, but I am in fact still living. I need to figure out where I left off. These next few posts are going to be messy because, well, I’m feeling very messy. First of all, thank you to everyone for your amazing generous support to our … Continue reading Powerless
I’m back. I’m back and I have a little PSA: Always read the label of any medication you take. This is about to get personal… I’m currently taking stool softeners to help counter some of the effects of my medications. Well, the night before my last treatment I ran out of my prescription and started … Continue reading Read the Label
Round two of chemotherapy has come and gone. That was a tough one in a whole new way. I had a lot more issues with my tummy and nausea and headaches. I had less pain in my bones, but boy it was still painful. I’m learning what drugs to take and when and for how … Continue reading You’re Bald
And if you don’t like it you can send it right back. June 7 has come and gone and I’m still here standing tall. Well, tall-ish. That was a ride. As soon as we sat down in the waiting area I was ready to run away. Luckily, my husband wouldn’t let me do that. My … Continue reading I’m just going to put this out there…
It’s almost go time to start the fight against this cancer. I can’t believe that we technically haven’t started attacking this little beast yet. We’re almost there, almost at the starting line. This Tuesday, June 7 at 7:45 a.m. I will start the process of what will be my first chemotherapy treatment. I don’t know … Continue reading Get Ready. Get Set.